ON THIS DAY
1899 The Headingley ground in Leeds was used for Test cricket for the first time when England and Australia fought out a low-scoring draw.
1967 Primo Carnera, once the heaviest world boxing champion, died at the age of 60. He weighed in at 19st 4lb when he made his second defence against Tommy Loughran in 1934.
2000 Frank Rijkaard quit as coach of Holland after the joint hosts crashed out of Euro 2000 on penalties to Italy in a tense semifinal in Amsterdam.
2009 Wimbledon’s new Centre Court roof was used in a match at the tournament for the first time after rain interrupted the clash between Dinara Safina and Amelie Mauresmo.
2011 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga produced an upset at Wimbledon as the Frenchman beat third seed Roger Federer 3-6 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals.
2012 London Welsh won promotion to rugby union’s Premiership after winning their appeal against a Rugby Football Union decision to block them from the top flight on the grounds that they did not meet minimum standards. The appeal’s success meant Newcastle were relegated.